Big Bear Lake, California

Serrano Campground

Big Bear Lake, California



Big Bear Lake, California
Phone: (909) 866-8021

Sites: 109
Recent Rate: $30 6/2015

Latitude: 34.26136
Longitude: -116.91944

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $10.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 10.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) ?
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) ?
  • Water Water ?
  • Sewer Sewer ?
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup ?
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access ?
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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ftrrvr_684

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We boondocked 2 nights at Serrano Campgrounds.

The campground was full and there were a lot of families with small children camping and having a good time. Although the campgrounds are quite beautiful with abundant trees and scenery, we found the sites to be too close for comfort. Additionally, the campground was very smoky from campfires late into the night and early morning probably due to the nature of the sites being so close together and the younger crowds that stay up late to party.

There are sites with hookups but as this is the closest campground to Big Bear Lake, they were all taken. We walked the park and found the hookup sites seemed to be about the same size as the tent sites.

We peeked inside the bathhouses and they have private showers with locking doors, roomy enough with an area for changing too.

I would definitely suggest this park to younger families with children or college kids, however, we will probably not return to this park because we appreciate a little more solitude and space while camping. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Watch out for the crazy cyclists that seem to think they own the little two lane roads that encircle the lake. They don't have much of a bike lane, but they need to allow cars to pass safely too.

Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area is beautiful with ample hiking, boating, SUP, fishing and off-roading opportunities.

Both the towns of Fawn Skin and Big Bear have quaint little shopping areas too.

      Value

      Service

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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User1835

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for two days, spot #42. The park is clean, quiet and park personnel friendly and helpful. The sites are very nice, some are sloped though. Restrooms/showers clean. The roads throughout the park are narrow. Walk to the lake is probably a half mile. There is a small convenience store close by. Bike/walking path runs through the park. Using your Federal Senior Pass card will get you a discounted rate. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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nmccaleb

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Be aware, Rules at this campground ARE NOT enforced as stated in the park handouts! Quiet hours are not enforced. Too bad pet owners DO NOT pick up after their animals, leaving poop behind on sites. There should be a limit to number of animals per site just like number of people per site (4 large barking dogs per site is absurd). People are so rude and inconsiderate, truly amazing, it can ruin your entire trip. Sites are close. Normally a nice park, but weekend visitors are out of control and think they are only ones around! We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground in the woods. Leveling the rig was a little tough due to the angle on the pad, but it's doable. Thirty amp electric, but the water pressure is a bit low. Site #44 is a good long site. I would stay here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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MarkH

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, clean and wooded campground. As previously noted, some of the sites, including the one we stayed in (62), have the picnic table and fire ring on the opposite side of the RV door entry. We would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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casasf

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

What a pretty campground this is. However, despite how the map looks, it is not on the lake and the walk to the lake is about 1/2 mile away through other people's property. Beautiful big trees, friendly staff, many many birds, and quiet (at least when we were there in April). Our only quibble was that the ranger lined all of us RVs smack up next to each other when there was plenty of space in the campground, so you might want to ask if you can cruise through and look for your own spot. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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User1132

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

1st time at this park, but certainly not the last. I usually go to Mammoth for the mountains but this is just as nice and a lot closer to home for a So Ca local like me. Park was quiet and clean. Saw lots of hosts/maintenance people at work. Everything you need is not more than a 10 minute drive to the city of Big Bear. Very close hike to lake with nice paved hiking/biking trail. Many hiking trails in the area. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Truck Camper.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice National forest campground. The sites were good size and paved. The patio area was dirt though. One of the down sides was that some of the sites had the patio area on the opposite side of the rig as the entry door (site #60 that we had). It put the picnic table and the fire pit on the wrong side as well. It just made it inconvenient to set up chairs and the rug on the same side as the other amenities. A storm came through and dumped 8" of fresh snow the first night we were there. Pretty but it turned the dirt area around the rig to mush when it started to melt. We had to have the rug on the door side so we could enter the rig without stepping in mud. The amenities on the other side were kind of useless. Beautiful quiet area though, great for kids and not far from town. The 30 amp electric service worked well, as we needed to run a space heater most nights to keep the cold at bay. I would stay here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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E&J push'n wind

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Serrano Campground is a wonderful place to stay. I usually try to get a satellite view of parks I'm not familiar with just to get an idea of what I may be getting into. The satellite view does this park no justice and could even be discouraging. It is in a National Forest and is near the Big Bear Ski resort and a stones throw away from Big Bear lake. You are in the country but very close to civilization so amenities are not far away including a country store that is in walking distance that kind of serves the campground and other camping near by. The park gets plenty of snow so you might think that it is a seasonal park but it is open year around. Look forward to visiting it in the winter someday. We will definitely stay here again God willing. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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mbr3366

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. There is a road but very little road noise. You are surrounded by huge pine trees everywhere. I do not think there is a bad spot in the park. They have a wonderful asphalt trail that winds around Big Bear Lake. There was snow in the mountains and one ski area still open. Sleepy town which feeds off the snow in the winter and the lake in the summer. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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chockwald

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a National Forest Campground. Friendly staff. Very well maintained, level back in sites, plenty of space between sites, very quiet day and night even when full on the weekend. We loved our stay here, and will go again. Close to Big Bear City. A bike path runs east about 3.3 miles to the outskirts of Big Bear City with great lakeside views! We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Trudyinrc

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time at this campground and we loved it. It was so peaceful and the staff was very friendly. The grounds are kept very clean and the lake is a short distance away. There is a bike and walking trail and just down the road from the Discovery Center. We will return, the scenery is awesome. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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leonardlepage

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The PCT(Pacific Crest Trail) real close. Lots of trails. This is perfect for my family. Clean showers and beautiful scenery. Will come back soon We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Adams Family

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great place to stay at. Lot's of walking trails and hiking right off of the park - you can even get to the Pacific Crest Trail after a short 2.5 mile hike! The views were great, and the camp host and rangers very friendly. We showed up at night after driving the back way up via the 38, but the ranger was great directing us there too after we couldn't find it on our GPS. It got cold here at night, but it was great for a fire. We left gong down the front side (330) and I don't think I'll do that again - I'll stick with the back route. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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lgvig

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground with big sites and pretty well spaced. Some may be a bit difficult for big rigs to get into. Friendly staff and they keep it pretty clean. The town was pretty nice also, although we got here one week too late, everything had closed down and they were getting ready for ski season so we didn't get to ride up to the top of mountain or anything else like that. Would go back again, very relaxing. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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